The Press: Loose Lip

After calling in sportswriters to hear his blast against "blind" National League umpires, the New York Giants' hot-tempered Manager Leo ("The Lip") Durocher had second thoughts. Facing suspension for his cries of outrage, he called in the sportswriters again, explained that he was wrong and that he had "popped off too much." Next day the New York Daily News found in the incident a journalistic moral: "The Lip . . . did make an honest pullback . . . This . . . was a forthright apology. It was in refreshing contrast to the...

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